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Everything posted by ed@hishairclinic.com

  1. SMP and niacin flushing

    It might, by increasing the blood supply to the region, accelerate the processes involved but I imagine the effect would be negligible. Might be worth considering reducing your intake for the two weeks after treatment.
  2. Why want SMP take

    Darien... can you confirm you were treated by HIS (HQ do not have a record of your email address).
  3. FUE on SMP

    If you have deep enough pockets and find the right surgeon (who tells you that you are a good candidate) FUE remains a great option... The work done on James Nesbitt, actor, last year, is a great example of what can be achieved.
  4. UV radiation and artificial light

    There is nothing like certainty though... great research, thanks for sharing.
  5. FUE on SMP

    Not at all Goldenarch. I started by pointing out the importance of doing your due diligence if looking at Turkey. And then laid out a few of the pitfalls that are waiting for the unwary. At no point did I suggest FUE itself is not a great solution for some. It clearly is.
  6. UV radiation and artificial light

    The amount of UV light leaked by a fluorescent bulb is negligible compared to that from the sun. Anyone who lives in a hot climate will tell you the damage UV light does to garden furniture over the course of a single summer. I guess the obvious comparison to make would be with UV sunbeds, think about how many powerful bulbs they have to cram into one of those machines to get to the strength where it activates the melanin in your skin.
  7. FUE on SMP

    There are reasons Turkey is cheap... you really need to do extensive due diligence. Lack of local health regulations and important aftercare are missing, and the surgery might well be performed by "technicians" with a surgeon ostensibly overseeing their work, whatever that means (presumably if they were in the room to oversee it there would be no need to pay a technician). You do not want to end up in a position where you have to take out a larger loan to get remedial work done here after an abortive treatment abroad.
  8. Worst Experience dealing with HIS

    I have written directly to this poster asking them to confirm their details so I can authenticate these claims. However, the account was set up at the same time as another which posted a topic asking for recommendations to a clinic in Toronto... which this poster replied to suggesting one. It has always been a frustrating part of the job, policing the competition when they look to use our forum to undermine what we do. It used to be much more common, when some of the names that have become established were a little more "cowboy" in their approach.
  9. New session with Zang, one year later

    Is it showing for you now?
  10. Dark Skin SMP Removal

    These problems are typically experienced when removing traditional tattoo ink, rather than the monomeric pigments used by HIS. A note of caution, if the SMP was delivered by another clinic you need to check with them on its composition... the presence of metallic oxides will greatly increase the risk of the problems you describe.
  11. There are several recognised side-effects of this drug (that you have done a good job of listing), some of which, in some cases, have been known to continue even after usage stops. Good to read you have suffered no long-lasting effects.
  12. Sorry Ollie. The rules on here prevent posting pictures of work from other "clinics"
  13. Seven years after smp and still rocking the look

    Father Ted. Brilliant analogy.
  14. Opinion: After a certain age, SMP makes you look WORSE

    Its an important point I just made myself in another thread. That SMP, while we almost invariably do it to address issues around self-esteem, has a broadly positive effect on your whole life. It improves self-confidence which plays into how inspired we are to live up higher standards for ourselves. Bald Ego's testimony is echoed in so many other threads on here.
  15. Seven years after smp and still rocking the look

    Great to see you back JB. Thanks for the excellent pictures.
  16. aftercare

    Shampoo? With a buzz cut? You can use regular soap, try to avoid those containing alcohol.
  17. Opinion: After a certain age, SMP makes you look WORSE

    GM68, there are lots of other pictures of Bald Ego posted in his threads.... he is in his sixties so not sure how much younger he can be compared to the gentleman in the poll.
  18. Thought-provoking stuff gentlemen. Bobobaldy, I like the misunderstanding that we are attracted to the same things women are. GM68, I completely agree that the vast majority of men seeking SMP are doing it for themselves and to improve their own confidence... which in turn will make them more successful with women and life in general. For the record, I conducted my own poll with the question do you find bald men sexy... 50% said they did, and the other 50% said what are you talkling about? I haven't found anything sexy since the 1990's. Why don't you ask your sister? My mum is never very helpful with this sort of thing, but my sister was more encouraging.
  19. Opinion: After a certain age, SMP makes you look WORSE

    I would recommend anyone reading this to check out the threads posted by Bald Ego. He is a particularly erudite older client who has posted generously on his experience, with plenty of photographs. He will leave you in no doubt about the ability of SMP to achieve great things, even for older gentlemen. Maxb... everyone comes here for a reason, I am struggling to work out what yours is. I am not buying the thread around DIY SMP. Looking at this thread in the light of that one makes me wonder if you are not simply here to try and undermine or belittle HIS, or the SMP industry that they have created.
  20. Brain Tumor & SMP

    There are no metallic oxides in HIS pigments. The burning problems caused by regular tattoos in MRI machines are caused by those oxides, which are used to add colour. Not something HIS set out to do in the first place. HIS have developed theirs over years and the recipe is proprietary.
  21. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    If you don't live within easy reach of a clinic it can be more challenging to see SMP in person. But it has been around for over a decade now and with some luck you might be able to meet up with someone who lives more local by reaching out on here. PS: Bald Ego's contributions here are fantastic.
  22. I remember it well... his time in the spotlight only lasted a few days. But he did cause quite a stir as I recall. Maybe he had more followers back when it was a live story... maybe he wasn't interesting enough to hold on to them.
  23. DIY SMP?

    The two people that started HIS, Ian and Ranbir, spent 5 years developing the equipment, the pigments and the techniques... before they opened the doors on their first clinic. It has been a story of development ever since. This entire industry was created by them. Some self-taught practitioners, who usually now claim to have invented it themselves, actually started out turning people's heads blue in hotel rooms (they didn't start out with their own clinic). There is much that can go wrong if you do not have the training/experience or access to the right equipment, including those vital pigments. But all the best to you... just saying that when you say to yourself "what could possibly go wrong?" - it's a much more complicated answer than you think.
  24. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    Absolutely. I would add that if someone will only ever accept a return to their full head of hair, then a system is their only option. But if that is the case then everything I wrote in my previous post applies.
  25. smp+hairtransplant+buzz cut?

    Maybe putting up some pictures of your current situation might help get some responses. There is nothing wrong with your plan but you are best talking to a practitioner.